Person:Prince George, Duke of Cambridge (1)

Prince George, Duke of Cambridge
b.26 Mar 1819
d.17 Mar 1904
  1. George FitzGeorge1843 - 1907
  2. Adolphus FitzGeorge1877 - 1928
Facts and Events
Name Prince George, Duke of Cambridge
Gender Male
Birth[1] 26 Mar 1819
Death[1] 17 Mar 1904
Reference Number? Q435182?

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Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, (George William Frederick Charles; 26 March 1819 – 17 March 1904) was a member of the British Royal Family, a male-line grandson of King George III, cousin of Queen Victoria, and maternal uncle of Queen Mary, consort of King George V. The Duke was an army officer by profession and served as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces (military head of the British Army) from 1856 to 1895. He became Duke of Cambridge in 1850 and Field Marshal in 1862. Deeply devoted to the old Army, he worked with the Queen to defeat or minimize every reform proposal, such as setting up a general staff. His Army became a moribund and stagnant institution, lagging far behind France and Germany. Its weaknesses were dramatically revealed by the poor organization at the start of the Second Boer War.

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